Saturday, September 05, 2015

Grandma Moses

 At a recent stop at our antique mall....I gave  myself a gift of this Grandma Moses book by Otto Kallir. I have always--always admired Grandma Moses! She didn't begin painting until age 76, after having 10 kids!  She painted more than 25 pictures after turning 100 years old.  I wouldn't have that kind of gumption no matter what.

 Years ago we bought these two of her prints I came across and had to have.  Our neighbor made the frames and I was in 7th to speak!  This one hung above my little oak desk for years.

This print hangs above my husband's desk now.  I have two other coffee table books about Grandma Moses and I never get tired of them =).  What richness we may glean from those gone before us...$10. well spent!   Also....I am reading a Penny Parker novel on my Kindle and Mildred Wirt wrote it I think.  She was a ghost writer for Nancy Drew...and she knew how to keep a story moving along...I'm enjoying it.

Proverbs 4:4  'He taught me also, and said unto me, Let thine heart retain my words and  keep my commandments, and live'.


Latane Barton said...

Grandma Moses certainly gives one inspiration to keep on keeping on. I admire her. She was such a talented painter.

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Love Grandma Moses and will always remember how sweet she was despite the trials in her life.

Saija said...

she is truly an inspiration, and allows us of a certain age, to keep dreaming! blessings on your labour day weekend, dear Maggie Ann!

Carla from The River said...

Hi, I love Grandma Moses as well. Great finds. :-)

Marie C said...

What a wonderful thing to have, these two prints! Loved seeing them. I know how much you treasure them!